in terms of air travel today. we don't know where it goes from here. >> i later said that to get through that morning and that day and all the days that followed took everything that i knew as a journalist, as a husband, as father, as a human being. >> that is, of course, tom brokaw recalling what it was like to report the news on that morning of september 11th, 2001. today is the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 civilians and resulted in the united states fighting in two wars in the middle east. tell your friends 6,570 members of the united states military, most of them under the age of 30 have died fighting in the wars of iraq and afghanistan in addition to the lives lost including civilians, the financial costs of the wars to the united states is staggering, amounting to almost $4 trillion.